TITLE

Adoptation of Multiple Cropping System: A Case Study of Tehsil Hasilpur (Pakistan)

AUTHOR(S)
Ali Khan, Rana Ejaz; Hussain, Tanveer
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
Interdisciplinary Journal of Contemporary Research in Business;Mar2011, Vol. 2 Issue 11, p393
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The study estimated the socioeconomic determinants of adoptation of multiple cropping system through logit model using primary data. The survey results show that 21.9 percent the farmers are adopting multiple cropping system in the sample area. The combination of sugar and sunflower is mot prevalent among the farmers who are doing multiple cropping as 56 percent of them are taking this combination. On the other hand cotton and vegetables (other than onion) is least prevalent. The combination of cotton and onion is greater than that of cotton and vegetables. It is found that farmers education, farm size and credit availability to the farmers positively affects the adoptation of multiple cropping system. The household size and distance of the farm from the market negatively impacts the multiple cropping system. Based on the results it is recommended to increase the education, awareness and training of the farmers, along with provision of credit to farmers. The marketing problem of the product and provision of the inputs to the farmer captured by the distance of the farm from the market should be solved to increase the pattern of multiple cropping.
ACCESSION #
61067900

 

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